Hospice supporters Paula and Emma took on the huge 228 mile Hebridean Way cycle route to raise essential funds in support of our Raise the Roof campaign. Here’s their story!

As we continue to celebrate the work of Birmingham St Mary’s wonderful team of volunteers, retail assistant Becky Grimshaw explains more about her role volunteering at the Quinton charity shop to help raise much-needed funds for our care. Can you tell us a bit about yourself and also your volunteer role? I’m a mum of […]

Volunteers have been a vital source of support for Birmingham St Marys over the past 12 months, particularly our ‘army’ of Support at Home volunteers. These dedicated volunteers previously visited patients and their families in their homes once a week, providing a listening ear, a break from caring duties and a chance to get out […]

Incredible Hospice supporter Neil is taking on a 707 mile bike ride in memory of his friend Matt who was supported by Birmingham St Mary’s.

To mark Volunteers Week, volunteer receptionist Marion remembers her 34 years of service as she hangs up her lanyard. During those years Marion has dealt with a whole range of tasks, including welcoming visitors to the Hospice and providing a reassuring presence for patients and families. One of the founding members of the Hospice choir, […]

Hospice supporter and Ride the Reservoir participant Richard, is taking part in this years event in memory of his good friend and fellow cyclist, Alan.

Sally and Sam, Children’s Therapeutic Practitioners at Birmingham St Mary’s Hospice, they share their insight into how children grieve and what families can do to help kids feel safe, respected and comforted during the most difficult of times.

To mark the start of Dying Matters Awareness Week, Simon Fuller, Chief Executive of Birmingham St Mary’s and John Taylor Hospices reflects on his father’s death and what he learned first-hand from the experience.

Here, we share a special poem, in loving memory of one of our patients, who found comfort and creative inspiration for his writing during his weekly sessions in our virtual Day Hospice programme.

Family man, Adnan Saeed “Sid”, was referred to the Hospice in August 2020.  During the pandemic, the Hospice felt like the safest place for him to be, not just from Covid, but from the whole world.

Marking the National Day of Reflection on 23rd March, Beth Hopkins, Bereavement Counsellor at the Hospice talks about the importance of marking anniversaries and letting people who are grieving know they are not alone.

Ian, a sports loving, busy single parent, will be stepping his way to raise vital funds for Hospice care by taking on a virtual Lands End to John O’Groats Walk/Run in memory of his late wife, Ailsa. Find out the journey he is taking this year…

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